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Environmental Risks

Environmental Risks

The Partnership’s second five-year mandate and the next phase of implementing Canada’s national cancer strategy began in April 2012. The priorities and initiatives for 2012-2017 are outlined in our strategic plan, Sustaining Action Toward a Shared Vision and in the Priorities section of our website. The information below reflects work to the end of March 2012.  

Reducing community and occupational exposure to environmental risks

Research has uncovered many substances in the natural and built environments that may cause cancer. Two Partnership initiatives underway are building an evidence base that will support the development of programs and policies to reduce exposure to carcinogens and improve the health of Canadians. They are:

For more information on this initiative’s results leading up to 2012 and how the work supports the overall cancer control strategy, please read Key Achievements 2007-2012 and see our annual reports and progress reports